May 2012

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives

May 31
West Notables
The Post-Gazette announced that Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Dr. Autumn Stewart was honored as a Teacher of the Year at Duquesne.

May 30
Men Doing Grocery Shopping a Growing Trend
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story on the new trend of more men doing the family grocery shopping.

Sandusky Case Still on Track after Meeting with Judge
The Post-Gazette quoted Wes Oliver, a law professor who will be joining Duquesne in the fall, in an article about the Sandusky case.

Unemployment Discussed
The Brett Winterble Show interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about unemployment.

May 29
3 Lies About Jobs and the Unemployment Rate featured commentary about jobs and the unemployment rate written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics.

Duquesne Research Team Studies Mysteries of Fragile X Mental Retardation Syndrome reported that Duquesne announced that Dr. Rita Mihailescu, associate professor of chemistry, studies the mysteries of fragile X mental retardation syndrome.

Looking at Sustainability in Latin America: Duquesne Professor Offers Advice, Works Directly with Companies reported that Dr. Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness and director of applied sustainability for Duquesne's Beard Institute, was one out of six international experts to be invited to create a research agenda to support Latin American sustainable business growth.

Consumer Confidence Index Decline
WMNY -Radio interviewed Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, regarding the third straight month decline in the Consumer Confidence Index, the biggest drop in eight months.

Looking for a Contractor? 
Consumer Tuesday
 on CW/KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for tips on hiring a contractor.

May 28
Justice Joan Orie Melvin's Suspension Could Lead to 3-3 Deadlock, And An Ineffective Top Court
The Post-Gazette quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in an article about the impact of the suspension of Justice Joan Orie Melvin from the state Supreme Court.

PA Supreme Court: Promoting Religion Isn't Charity quoted Nicholas Cafardi, law school professor and an expert on charity law, in an article about the tax exempt status of religious organizations.

May 27
Free Markets vs. Government Plunder featured an op-ed about Free Markets vs Government Plunder written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics.

May 25
Accredited Functional Nurse or LVN You Need to Qualified Vocational Nurse reported on the many kinds of nursing degrees available and highlighted the online degree offered by the School of Nursing.

Juniata Receives $1 Million Grant to Establish Genomics Curriculum reported that Juniata College has received a $1 million research grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to implement and integrate a Genomics Leadership Initiative into the college's curriculum. The resulting Genome Consortium for Active Teaching Using Next-Generation Sequencing, allows Juniata, Duquesne and other partners to collaborate with the genomic sequencing core facility at Penn State University.

Can a Crisis with Iran Be Avoided? featured Political Science Professor Kent Moors on the growing tensions with Iran.

High Court's Suspension of Orie Melvin Is Dubious published an opinion piece by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz questioning the legality of the court suspension of Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and the threat of further legal action.

May 24
Church League Plays Hardball with Mormons
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. George Worgul, chairman of the theology department, about controversy arising in Mercer County when a church softball league refused a team of Mormons. Worgul discussed the debate of whether Mormons are seen as Christians.

Pittsburgh: An Acquired Taste featured an article about Pittsburgh, mentioning Duquesne University as one of the three world-class universities in the city.

Venture Capital Value
XM Radio interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the value of venture capital firms.

May 23
Louisiana Business: AT&T, Jindal, Dyno Nobel, WTCNO, Port of New Orleans reported that the Duquesne Small Business Development Center is one of the partners in a U.S. Trade Development Administration consortium to help foster international trade among local companies.

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Heats Up Downtown reported that Sean Jones, associate professor of jazz studies, will debut a new commissioned piece during the JazzLive Festival.

Editorial: Catholics face an arduous evolution on marriage
The National Catholic Reporter quoted Law Professor Nick Cafardi in an editorial about President Obama's stance on same-sex marriage.

May 22
INCAE Begins Latin American Forum on Strategy and Sustainability Solutions
The Spanish-language reported that Dr. Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness and associate professor of supply chain management, is one of seven international scholars meeting to create a research agenda to support sustainable growth in Latin America.

News New Mexico interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the student loan crisis. The interview also aired on KSNM-AM, KIVA-AM, KLMX-AMand KEND-FM, among others.

KDKA Radio interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, about graduation gifts and advice for compulsive shoppers.

May 21
A Powerful Law Has Been Losing a Lot of Its Punch
This Wall Street Journal article about the Robinson-Patman Act mentions a study co-authored by Dr. Ryan Luchs, assistant professor of marketing.

Baltimore's WBAL-Radio interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the debt ceiling.

Pittsburgh Now
Political Science Professor Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was a guest on PCNC-TV's show Pittsburgh Now, where he discussed current gasoline prices.

May 20
The Sunday Business Page
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was a guest on the KDKA-TV showThe Sunday Business Page, where she discussed the Facebook brand and marketing.

Some Private Colleges Offering Deals for Students
New Hampshire's Sentinel Source included this Associated Press article that mentions the University's 50 percent tuition discount for freshmen enrolled in the School of Education this fall. The article also appeared in the Belleville News Democrat,, Taiwan Epoch Times and Jewish World Review.

May 19
Report Shows America's Religious Tapestry Continues to Change
The Tribune-Review interviewed Theology Chair Dr. George Worgul for this article about the results of the U.S. congregational membership report released by the Association of Religion Data Archives.

A New Science of Population
This book review in The Economist of the book Political Demography: How Population Changes Are Reshaping International Security and National Politics mentions a chapter contributed by Dr. Mark Haas, associate professor of political science.

May 16
Government Creates the Next Bubble in Higher Education
The Washington Examiner included this op-ed piece by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about the impending student loan crisis.

May 15 
More Private Colleges Offering Tuition Discounts
This article from The State about universities offering discounts mentions Duquesne offering a 50 percent discount to freshmen enrolling in the School of Education. The article also appeared in the Belleville News Democrat.

Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by KQV-Radio about the current situation with Chesapeake Energy.

May 14
Bona Grads Leave Changed by Community
The Olean Times Herald included this article on St. Bonaventure's graduation ceremony and mentions Duquesne President Charles J. Dougherty serving as the commencement speaker.

Duquesne Law School and Costa Rica's Supreme Court Renew Pact
The Post-Gazette announced that the School of Law has renewed its partnership with the Supreme Court of Costa Rica. Law School Dean Ken Gormley and Professor Robert Barker were quoted.

Rite Aid Exec to Keynote Pharmacy School Commencement
The Chain Drug Review announced that Robert Thompson, executive vice president of pharmacy for Rite Aid, will deliver the commencement address at the Mylan School of Pharmacy's Graduation ceremony.

May 11
Antony Davies: Unions Do Not Appreciate Our Teachers
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies penned this article for the Sun Sentinel in conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week.

May 9
Will the Real Abe Lincoln Please Stand Out?
The Post-Gazette included this feature article on the work of Dr. Patrick Juola, professor of computer science, through which he is using stylometric computer programs to authenticate early writings of Abraham Lincoln. Similar articles ran in theLincoln Daily News and the Canton Daily Ledger.

People & Awards
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. James Swindal has been named dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

May 8
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed by WESR-Radio in Accomac, Va., about the similarities of the housing and student loan debt crises.

Duquesne University Women's Guild 'Stepping Into Fashion'
The Post-Gazette included this brief and photo from the Women's Guild Stepping Into Fashion fundraiser to benefit Spiritan Campus Ministry and the Guild's endowed scholarship fund.

May 7
Aleem Gangjee is the Dynamo at Duquesne University
The Post-Gazette featured Dr. Aleem Gangjee, Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, in this article about his work with five currently active research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Duquesne University Class Learns Importance of the Hill District
The Post-Gazette included this article about members of an Honors College class that created a master plan outlining how future classes of its kind would work to support the Daisy Wilson Artist Community in the Hill District neighborhood. Dr. Evan Stoddard, associate dean of the McAnulty College and professor who is teaching the Honors course, is quoted.

May 6
Computer Technology Could Identify Anonymous Lincoln Writings
The Springfield State Journal Register included this article about the work of Computer Science Professor Dr. Patrick Juola through which his stylometric computer program will be used to authenticate early writings of Abraham Lincoln.

May 4
Best Deals on Shopping
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was featured in this Money Magazinearticle about strategies to get good shopping deals.

Court Ruling May Help City Cash In
The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, in this article about the city of Philadelphia's plans to review the tax-exempt status of nonprofit organizations. A similar article appeared in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Romney Talks to Santorum, Then Discusses Jobs in O'Hara
Dr. Matthew Marlin, chair of economics and quantitative science, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about presidential hopeful Mitt Romney addressing his economic plan during a recent visit to Pittsburgh.

May 3
Duquesne University Tamburitzans Mark 75th Anniversary
The Post-Gazette featured the Tamburitzans in this article about the group celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Educators to Share Strategies on Ethics
The Post-Gazette included this article about the University hosting the first International Conference on Education in Ethics..

May 2
Ruling 'Game-changer' for Nonprofit Tax Status

Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, was quoted in this Post-Gazettearticle about the future of the nonprofit tax status of organizations.

May 1
Duquesne University Students Have Plan to Renovate August Wilson House

 featured this story on Duquesne students work to develop a plan to renovate late playwright August Wilson's boyhood home into a space for artists, musicians and writers. Associate McAnulty College Dean Dr. Evan Stoddard is quoted.

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